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What is Erythema marginatum?

What is Erythema marginatum?

  • Erythema marginatum: A condition which is characterized by reddened areas of the skin which are disk shaped with elevated edges.
  • Erythema marginatum: WHAT: Erythema marginatum. Erythema Marginatum: an evanescent, erythematous rash characteris- tically (though not commonly) seen in the early stages of rheumatic fever. The rash is not limited to rheumatic fever, however, and has also been reported in patients with allergic drug reactions, sepsis and glomerulonephritis. WHY: Although the rash is not pathognomonic of rheumatic fever, its presence is helpful in conjunction with other manifestations of rheumatic fever, particularly carditis with which it is most often associated. HOW: The rash is characterized by pink, evanescent, slightly raised small macules with a sharply demarcated and irregular border. The erythematous areas often have pale centers. The rash commonly occurs over the trunk and inner aspects of the upper arms and thighs, but never on the face. It is non-painful and rarely pruritic, may appear and disappear in a matter of hours only to return, and may be brought out by a hot bath or shower. The rash blanches on pressure, and is a transient rash which tends to migrate from place to place. REFS: 1) Jones criteria (revised) for guidance in the diagnosis of rheumatic fever. Circulation 32:664, 1965. 2) Dictionary of the Rheumatic Diseases, Volume I: Signs and Symptoms. American Rheumatism Association, 1982. (Descriptor #133).
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Erythema marginatum: Introduction

Types of Erythema marginatum:

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What causes Erythema marginatum?

Causes of Erythema marginatum: see causes of Erythema marginatum

What are the symptoms of Erythema marginatum?

Symptoms of Erythema marginatum: see symptoms of Erythema marginatum

Can anyone else get Erythema marginatum?

More information: see contagiousness of Erythema marginatum
Inheritance: see inheritance of Erythema marginatum

Erythema marginatum: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Erythema marginatum.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Erythema marginatum: Dermatologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Erythema marginatum.
Treatments for Erythema marginatum: see treatments for Erythema marginatum
Research for Erythema marginatum: see research for Erythema marginatum

Name of Erythema marginatum

Main name of condition: Erythema marginatum

Erythema marginatum: Related Conditions

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